The Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has announced its support for the Business Events Council of Australia’s (BECA) calls for individuals to get vaccinated. As part of this drive, national tourism board, Tourism Australia, has made a toolkit available under their ‘It’s Our Best Shot for Travel’ campaign, which includes frameworks to share the vaccination message.
The EEAA has revealed how it has engaged with government officials to try to spread this message. EEAA Board member, Matt Pearce, participated in last week’s meeting with federal minister for trade, Hon. Dan Tehan, MP organised by BECA. On a state basis, the EEAA has said they are aiming to help form policy through various groups, and EEAA CEO, Claudia Sagripanti, is involved in various meetings including with Hon. Stuart Ayres, MP.
The EEAA Board has also announced the resignation of longstanding member Bob O’Keefe and Chris Muir from their roles as directors. Following this, the EEA’s AGM, which takes place 28 September, will see the organisation calling for new Board nominations as the industry transitions out of the pandemic.